Are Dentures Like They Used to Be?

3 different types of dentures: implant-supported, removable full, and removable partial dentures

One of the most popular tooth replacement solutions today are dentures. Modern dentures have come a long way from the ill-fitting, uncomfortable, and unnatural-looking dentures you may have seen your grandparents wear when you were a child. In this blog post, we give an overview of complete and partial dentures.

What Are Complete Dentures?

Full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth. Made from acrylic plastic and realistic-looking porcelain teeth, dentures will resemble your natural smile. We make special molds of your mouth to make sure that your dentures have a comfortable fit against your gums.

Removable dentures are secured with dental adhesive. Dentures can also snap onto fixed dental implants for a more secure and convenient hold. Implants are titanium rods surgically implanted into the jawbone. After fusing with the bone, these replacement tooth roots can be topped with a denture.

What Are Partial Dentures?

If you are missing a few teeth and still have natural teeth, partial dentures might be a good fit for you. Artificial teeth are secured to neighboring natural teeth via metal clasps to keep them in place. Partial dentures help prevent your remaining teeth from shifting by filling in the gaps between them.

How to Care for Dentures

Removeable full and partial dentures should be removed before you go to sleep. To clean your dentures, brush them every day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and dish soap or denture cleaner. At night, soak them in a denture or retainer cleaning solution to keep them bacteria-free before you put them back in the next morning.

We'll evaluate the condition of your dentures during your routine checkups at Pleasant Plans Dental to be sure they look great, fit well, and are intact and functional.

Affordable Dentures in Indian Trail, NC

Dentures are one of the most affordable tooth replacement options. They are natural-looking, optimized for comfort, and a versatile restorative solution. At your consultation, we'll go over specific details regarding what you can expect with the dentures process at our office and figure out a payment option that is suitable for your needs.

You deserve to have a beautiful, functional smile. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to replace your missing teeth!

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